May is a good month to visit Tenerife if you are looking for a warm and quiet holiday before the end of the school year. In this month the island begins to bloom and the weather is perfect for sunbathing, it is also not too hot to hide from the scorching sun during the day.
During this month there is little chance of precipitation, especially if you stay in the south of Tenerife. Temperatures in this region of the island easily rise to 25°C during the day.
May is considered by many to be a summer month in Tenerife, as most nights are so hot that you can leave your jacket at home and go out in just a t-shirt. In addition, the water temperature in May is around 20°C, which means that you will be able to swim comfortably in the sea.
Enjoy southern Tenerife in May
Tenerife South is still warmer in May compared to the north of the island, although temperatures are beginning to rise throughout the island. In Puerto de la Cruz there is more chance of cloudy weather in May, so if you are looking for a sunny holiday, we recommend choosing Tenerife South as your base of arrival.
You can enjoy most of the beaches in the south of Tenerife throughout the year, so in May you should have no problem enjoying a good dip in the sea. The most popular are the beaches of Los Cristianos and La Pinta.
Hiking and biodiversity
If you like hiking and mountain walks, there are many trails on the Islands to explore. Paths through which to make your way through a great diversity of landscapes and contrasts. In just a few kilometres, the altitude can change radically, and with it the landscape, fauna and flora.
The symbol of spring
Flowers are one of the symbols of spring, and especially of the Day of the Cross, which is celebrated every May 3. This festival is deeply rooted in the archipelago, especially in the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, in the tourist town of Puerto de la Cruz and in Santa Cruz de La Palma.
The cities are adorned with crosses decorated with flowers of various colors placed along the streets, squares, boulevards and gates, almost becoming works of art. It is a beautiful and cheerful show that is awarded every year, and around which parties with dances, craft shows and pilgrimages are celebrated.
The heart of La Palma
The heart of La Palma
The Lotus hillebrandii, known as the little heart of La Palma, is a plant endemic to the Canary Islands that blooms in May. And it does so in a spectacular way, in the form of small yellow clusters that grow next to the pine forest of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, on La Palma. Declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, this natural area is home to a great diversity of animal and plant species.
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